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Georgia Tech Alumni Association Slide Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: VAC027

  • Staff Only


The Alumni Association collected these slides documenting faculty, staff, students, buildings, alumni, and athletics at Georgia Tech.


  • 1946-1988


General Physical Description note

(one flat archival box)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

All photograph copyright restrictions under the laws of the United States Copyright must be obeyed. All photographs in this collection are subject to approval before publication may be permitted. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


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Scope and Contents

This collection contains 372 slides and five photographs from the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. The slides are housed in sleeves within a binder. The largest series contains buildings and grounds photographs, such as Tech Tower, Grant Field, and Alexander Coliseum. There is a large series of faculty and staff slides as well, including a photographic reprint of Dean George Griffin's portrait.

Administrative History of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association

The first recorded meeting of the association was held in 1896. Georgia Tech's first graduate, Henry L. Smith (ME '90), invited former classmates to join him at his home to discuss the idea of an alumni association. Together, they drafted the first set of by-laws in 1898. In 1906, a petition for a charter was produced, and it was granted on June 20, 1908. In 1919, reorganization occurred and new by-laws were drafted under the name of the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association, under the leadership of W. H. Glenn (1891).

In 1922, Albert H. Staton (ME '22) was hired as the first executive secretary. He also served as the editor of the Georgia Tech Magazine, which made its debut in 1923. Other former Tech students have also held the position of executive secretary: George C. Griffin (CE '22), Jack Thiesen (EE '10), Howard Ector (IM '40), Roane Beard (IM '49), Robert Rice (IM '49), John B. Carter, Jr. (IE '69), and Joseph P. Irwin (IM '80).

Certain programs have developed out of the Alumni Association. While Griffin was secretary, he created a placement service in 1923, which later transferred to the Tech's administration. In 1947, the Alumni Association began the annual fund raising campaign known as the Roll Call


Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1. Tech Alumni - Politicians.
  2. SERIES 2. Buzz.
  3. SERIES 3. Grant Field/Bobby Dodd Stadium.
  4. SERIES 4. Georgia Tech Football.
  5. SERIES 5. Bobby Ross.
  6. SERIES 6. Baseball.
  7. SERIES 7. Athletic Association Weight Room.
  8. SERIES 8. Basketball/Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
  9. SERIES 9. Bobby Cremins.
  10. SERIES 10. Bobby Dodd.
  11. SERIES 11. Tech Tower.
  12. SERIES 12. Other Buildings.
  13. SERIES 13. Students.
  14. SERIES 14. William Sangster.
  15. SERIES 15. Print Media.
  16. SERIES 16. Duplicate/Similar Slides.
  17. SERIES 17. Interiors.
  18. SERIES 18. Miscellaneous.
  19. SERIES 19. Centennial Campaign.
  20. SERIES 20. Commencement.
  21. SERIES 21. Honored Tech Students.
  22. SERIES 22. People.
  23. SERIES 23. Marketing for 1700 Stars.
  24. SERIES 24. Dean George Griffin.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Accession #1999.027.

General Physical Description note

(one flat archival box)

Processing Information

Natalie Woods processed this slide collection in 2002.

Inventory of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Slide Collection, 1946-1988
Natalie Woods
Copyright 2002
Description rules
Finding Aid Updated Using Rlg Best Practice Guidelines For Encoded Archival Description
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA